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Funny Papers: A Novel epub ebook

by Tom De Haven

Funny Papers: A Novel epub ebook

Author: Tom De Haven
Language: English
Publisher: Picador; 1st edition (November 9, 2002)
Pages: 384 pages
ISBN: 0312421346
ISBN13: 978-0312421342
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 379
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There's a good deal of historical slang in Tom DeHaven's "Funny Papers" and clever use of history at the turn of the last century. Tom De Haven is the author of five novels: Freaks' Amour, Jersey Luck, Funny Papers, Derby Dugan's Depression Funnies, and Dugan Under Ground; a collection of three related novellas, Sunburn Lake; and a three-novel series, Chronicle of the King's Tramp, which includes Walker of Worlds, The End-of-Everything Man, and The Last Human.

Tom De Haven's Funny Papers is a fantastic evocation of the Good Old Days in New York of the 1890's and the beginning of the newspaper comic strip. His character's parallel to the history of R. F. Outcault and the Yellow Kid, and the birth of Buster Brown, is well done and entertaining.

De Haven's novels include the Funny Paper trilogy (consisting of Funny Papers (1985), Derby Dugan's Depression Funnies (1996) and .

De Haven's novels include the Funny Paper trilogy (consisting of Funny Papers (1985), Derby Dugan's Depression Funnies (1996) and Dugan Under Ground (2001)). The trilogy's storyline stretches from the beginnings of the newspaper comic strips in the 1890s to the 1970s. trilogy for comic geeks. The Boston Globe hails the trilogy as a "wild ride"

Book One of the Funny Papers Trilogy, De Haven’s dazzling tour of twentieth-century America, FUNNY PAPERS chronicles cartoon icon Derby Dugan's beginnings in the rough-and-tumble world of yellow journalism in turn-of-the-century New York, when Hearst and Pulitzer owned tabloid.

Book One of the Funny Papers Trilogy, De Haven’s dazzling tour of twentieth-century America, FUNNY PAPERS chronicles cartoon icon Derby Dugan's beginnings in the rough-and-tumble world of yellow journalism in turn-of-the-century New York, when Hearst and Pulitzer owned tabloid America. The aptly named Georgie Wreckage, a sketch artist for Pulitzer's daily World, rockets to fame as the creator of what becomes a hugely successful cartoon franchise. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Used availability for Tom de Haven's Funny Papers. February 1985 : USA Hardback.

Funny Papers : A Novel. By (author) Tom De Haven.

Written by. Tom De Haven. Manufacturer: Picador Release date: 9 November 2002 ISBN-10 : 0312421346 ISBN-13: 9780312421342.

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Funny Papers chronicles cartoon icon Derby Dugan's beginnings in the rough-and-tumble world of yellow journalism in turn-of-the-century New York, when Hearst and Pulitzer owned tabloid America. The aptly named Georgie Wreckage, a sketch artist for Pulitzer's daily World, rockets to fame as the creator of what becomes a hugely successful cartoon franchise in this, the first book in Tom De Haven's epic trilogy of twentieth-century pop-culture America.
Reviews (5)
tref
Amazing book!

Charyoll
Georgie Wreckage is a sketchman on a newspaper, illustrating the news. He sees, draws and is haunted by gang wars, ferry disasters and dismembered corpses. But Georgie’s world is under threat. Colour printing is coming, photography is breathing down his neck. There are inventors everywhere and everything is changing.

The future is in the funny papers but Georgie can’t be funny. He can’t make things up. Then a chance encounter leads him to draw a young street vendor named Pinfold and he is cursed with sudden success. Meanwhile, Pinfold’s life is never quite the same again.

Funny Papers is full of energy and exuberance. Even at its darkest, when Georgie moves among the criminal, the dispossessed and the poor, it fizzes with life. It captures a period of dramatic social and technological change, where nothing is certain and everything is in motion. There are plenty of resonances with today, not least Pinfold’s struggle to maintain his identity in the face of his more vivid and ‘real’ cartoon counterpart.

You don’t need to be a fan of comics (I’ve never really got them) to enjoy this book. I raced through it and am looking forward to reading the sequel.

Jark
The spirit of the book and its many memorable characters is infused with the joyful creative energy of the late 19th Century. I love books about that period, and the fact that Funny Papers is centered on the birth of the newspaper comic strip makes it all the more enjoyable.

Funny Papers is a glorious mixture of humor, drama, pathos, education, and literary sleight-of-hand - a true portrait of the period it illuminates. Secondary character Walter Geebus is wide-eyed and callow in Funny Papers - when the sequel, Derby Dugan's Depression Funnies arrives, he is worn down and bitter. And I loved the character of Pinfold!

It's ironic to see Michael Chabon and Jonathan Lethem getting so much ink about their mixing prose and comics when De Haven has been doing it since the mid-'80s. Much as I love Kavalier & Clay, I found Funny Papers to be just as memorable.

September
Tom De Haven's Funny Papers is a fantastic evocation of the Good Old Days in New York of the 1890's and the beginning of the newspaper comic strip. It ventures, from time to time, into the realm bordering magic realism, but that only places the greater realism in higher relief. His character's parallel to the history of R. F. Outcault and the Yellow Kid, and the birth of Buster Brown, is well done and entertaining.

Sti
I love The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Chabon, but, though not exactly the same story, De Haven's Funny Papers deals with a similar moment in the history of comics--years before Chabon did it.

If you like Chabon's book--and you should--check out this one, too. A little more fanciful, maybe, but every bit as entertaining and well written.

If you like comics and haven't checked out either, get them both.

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